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Day 25: A character who you can relate to the most
I relate most to Richelle Mead’s main character of the Vampire Academy spinoff Bloodlines:
Sydney is an Alchemist, a human with a magical tattoo who knows about vampires and helps to clean up vampire-dhampir messes and generally keep the human populace safe and ignorant about the fact these supernatural creatures with magical powers roam the world freely.
The reason I can relate to Sydney is because she’s a very introverted, intelligent person. After reading about brash, mouthy Rose’s punch-first-ask-questions-later attitude in Vampire Academy, I found Sydney to be quiet and smart and somewhat ignorant of boys, which I was too as a teenager. She’s uptight – though not as much as she thinks – and worries about the way she looks. She thinks things through and analyses a lot to work things out. She’s stiff and has a hard shell to crack, but she’s loyal to her ‘family’ and she takes her job seriously. There’s a lot of responsibility on her eighteen year old shoulders.
I remember some criticism from Bloodlines was that Sydney was dumb and naive not to know when boys were hitting on her. I can safely say that in my life I’ve maybe been hit on by a number of guys that I can count on one hand. That I know of. See, like Sydney I’m oblivious to that kind of thing. The number of guys who hit on me in my lifetime is probably higher than that – god I hope so – but it wasn’t a priority for Sydney nor myself to notice.
I’m also the carer for a husband with a mental illness and although he’s not self-destructive that is another point with Sydney that we have in common and I can relate to.
I imagine if I was thrust into the supernatural world like Sydney I’d react much in the same way.
Except I wouldn’t fall for Adrian, because I don’t really go for the pretty guys.
What about you? Which book character do you most relate to?